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Selecting the Best DVD Rippers for iPad

DVD rippers for iPad are becoming more and more common in the houses of average, everyday iPad consumers. People want the portability and versatility of digital copies on the go. Unfortunately, this means that there are now more and more DVD to iPad rippers flooding the market and that picking out which one is right for you can be a very difficult task. How can you know if you’re getting a good deal? For that matter, what can you reasonably expect from the best DVD to iPad ripping software? While technical jargon, fluctuating price ranges, and different technical requirements might limit our choices, there are some things to keep an eye out for when selecting DVD ripper software for iPads.

Ripping Time

This is a very basic item to look out for. Some rippers can make a reasonably good copy in under 20 minutes, while others can take anywhere from one to two hours. Whether or not this is important to you largely depends on how you intend to use the software. If you just need to make one or two copies of important DVDs from your collection, then a long ripping time won’t necessarily be a bad thing. However, if you want to make 20 copies of a home movie for family members at holiday, you might want to consider something with a shorter burn time.

CSS Decryption

CSS stands for Copy Scramble System, and it is a special method of encryption that prevents a professionally manufactured disc from being copied. This software is designed to keep people from manufacturing and selling bootlegged DVDs, but circumventing it in order to make a personal backup copy of a disc that you already own is perfectly legal. However, not all DVD to iPad rippers have this feature built in. Check for decryption before you make a final decision; if your final choice doesn’t contain a decrypting mechanism of some kind, then you’ll have to either download a third-party decryption program from the internet or do without. Without any form of decryption, however, you will be unable to make digital copies of most professionally created DVDs.

Ripping Quality

Another important item of concern is the quality of the final copy. While a lot of features are good, it means next to nothing if the resulting copy is of poor quality. Really, poor copy quality should always be a deal-breaker. No one should have to deal with a lousy, pixilated copy of their favorite movie because they didn’t think to check the product’s reviews. Much of the best DVD ripping software for iPad can make perfect 1:1 copies that are all but indistinguishable from the original DVD.


While these items by no means constitute everything that the best DVD rippers for iPad software is capable of, these basic features should atleast form a baseline when trying to distinguish between the myriad of products available.